About this product:
OS COMPATIBILITY AND SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
- Windows 95, 98, Me, 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8); 128 MB RAM, 1 GB HDD space.
A fabulous interactive otome game-type visual novel for Windows, fully translated to English! Yo-jin-bo ("The Bodyguards") is set in feudal Japan where the Mochizuki clan is wracked by a war of succession, and the clan princess -- a tomboy notorious for her misbehavior -- is the first target for assassination. The central storyline of Yojimbo involves the princess's three eccentric bodyguards' attempts to save her from the sinister machinations of her would-be assassins. In the game you play the character of Sayori, a more-or-less ordinary high school student who is spending her summer vacation helping at an archaeological excavation. One day in the ruins, you happen to notice something shining half-buried in the mud. When you look more closely, you realize it is a pendant, and you pick it up . . . And thus the story begins.
That night, a girl appears to you in a dream, begging you to save her. She is Hatsuhime, princess of the Mochizuki clan, and she was murdered a hundred and fifty years ago. The pendant that you found is the only thing she left behind. The next morning, you wake up in a place you have never been before - a place that still feels strangely familiar. You are living in Hatsuhime's time, in Hatsuhime's castle, in Hatsuhime's body, and it is your job to save her from her tragic destiny. It seems impossible - until you meet a group of wandering samurai...
In Japan the Yo-jin-bo game has inspired two drama CDs, two music CDs and a graphic novel adaptation. The three bodyguards are voiced by some of Japan's top voice talent including Hiroki Takashi (Hunter x Hunter), Hideo Ishikawa (Bleach, Kingdom Hearts), and Masakuzu Morita (Gundam Seed Destiny).
This popular game, in which you play a modern girl who is transported into the body of a princess in feudal Japan whose life is being targeted by ninja assassins. In order to save poor Hatsuhime, you must befiend several rough-around-the-edges ronin types and get them to help you. An innovative game with many choices and potential endings, and a large cast of interesting characters.
This game is available as an Internet Download Edition only. Rated U-15, and is recommend for ages 15 and up.
A more-or-less normal girl, and a member of her school's history club, Sayori is guided by a mysterious pendant that she found on an archaeological dig.
Even beyond her own realm, this wild princess of the Mochizuki clan is famous for her misbehavior. Caught up in a war of succession, she is destined for a tragic death.
His nickname is "Yo." He is said to be the descendant of a famous ninja family, but the details of his past are unknown. Although he looks quite young at first glance, he has a very sharp tongue.
His nickname "Bo" comes from another reading of the characters in his name. Born into a noble samurai house, he has dedicated his life to following the way of the warrior. He is also interested in the paranormal.
The strongest swordsman in the Mochizuki clan, and a loyal servant of Princess Hatsuhime. Muneshige suffers from an unfortunate fondness for unconvincing impressions and terrible puns.
The Chief Inspector of the Mochizuki clan. He is endlessly resourceful and will stop at nothing to achieve his goals.
Unlike his older brother Harumoto, Nobumasa looks every bit as aggressive as he actually is. Short-tempered and incredibly strong, he is not given to deep thought.
A powerful enemy bound to Yo, Jin, and Bo by some deep fate, he is a madman who finds beauty in slaughter.
The leader of Harumotos ninja corps, Kasumimaru is a swift, silent assassin who never lets his target escape.